Gardening: Discovering one’s roots – Pomerado News

For millions of fellow gardeners around the world, our favorite month is January. Actually, maybe that number is closer to six … people.

Anyway …

It’s the time when garden centers stock their bare root plants.

It’s the time to use up what’s left on our credit cards from Christmas.

It’s a time when people say …

“What is it?”

“It looks dead.”

“Let’s go hang gliding.”

Clarence Schmidt

Clarence Schmidt

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Naked roots aside, hang gliding is an adrenaline rush that allows you to share the sky with seagulls, drones and UFOs. A pilot can do loops, spins, rollovers, climb overs, get nauseous and occasionally even make their very own “environmental impact” … head first.

Back on earth, hang gliders are collectively the biggest proponents of bare root plants.

There is no factual data to support this because I just made it up.

In addition, this is one of the worst segues I’ve ever written. My keyboard is speechless.

Bare roots are perennial plants that are living, but inactive. They have no leaves, flowers or foliage.

They are dug up and stored without any soil around their roots. Plants call it dormancy. Bears call it hibernation. Simply put — it’s

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